When will America get a break, already? Flood after flood, and earthquake after earthquake, and storm after storm – the United States must be exhausted by now. But its time of trial isn’t up yet – not long after winter storm “Yogi” left the building, Zeus took over the skies.
What is Zeus and Where’s it Going?
Dubbed “Winter Storm Zeus,” today’s whopper starts in the same spot as Walda, Xerxes and Yogi – the Rockies, Plains, and Upper Midwest. According to the Weather.com, later Tuesday, we can expect “light snow or rain changing to light snow/sleet will line up from eastern Colorado, the northern Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma Panhandle northeast-ward across parts of Kansas, far northwest Missouri, eastern Iowa, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Additional accumulations will mostly be minor with perhaps a few inches possible in central Kansas, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.” Be careful folks – another winter storm is blowing your way in the upper midwest. What could be next? We ran out of letters!
How Can I Prepare Against Winter Storms and Potential Floods?
Soon no one will remember Zeus, but will they remember enough to change their preparedness attitude? What will happen next time a big storm, earthquake, flood, or natural disaster takes place? Will “preppers” be unprepared?
Of course, that’s what we’re here for. As you’ve probably guessed already, natural disasters are unpredictable, except by a few days, if that. That means preparedness starts when the skies are calm, not when you’re in the middle of a huge storm, flood, etc. When preparing against natural disasters, here are a few basic steps you can take to get ready:
1.Make a bug-IN *and* a bug-OUT bag. Different types of disasters require different procedures. For example, earthquakes might restrict you from escaping your home, so that’s where your stockpile would come in handy, while a storm warning would get you out in a jiffy – if you’re prepared to quickly escape. (Note: keep all of your important files in one spot – because you might find yourself in an emergency where you have 5 minutes to run out the door…. and where was that birth certificate again?
2. Find out if there’s a prepper community. Do you know anyone in your neighborhood who “preps?” Do you know if there’s a homesteading or prepper conference in your area? Research and check, because if there is, that is an awesome community to share ideas and resources with.
3. Last but not least, make a meeting place or find a shelter. Are there any natural disaster or bomb shelters in your area? Do you have a meeting place (aka bug-out location)? If there was an emergency and you had to GO where would you go? Make sure you find out and record this stuff while the skies are cleared.
And What Else Can I Do?
What else can you do? Become the Restless Prepper. Do everything you can do, that which is in your power to prepare and keep you and your family safe. Do the same to others who can’t do it for themselves. Most importantly, always keep looking for ways to prepare, and never stop praying.